Smartphone of the Future Will Read Your Moods, Intel Says

The smartphone of the future will be able to react to your moods, Intel (INTC) Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner predicts.

The phone of the future could use microphones, cameras and heart monitors to measure a user's moods and offer advice, Rattner said at a conference in San Francisco, Reuters reported. "How can we change the relationship so we think of these devices not as devices but as assistants or even companions?" Rattner asked.

Rattner also showcased a TV remote control that could tell who is using it, based on the way it's being held. The remote control then learns the user's entertainment preferences.

The smartphone industry will likely sell 270 million phones this year and grow even further in 2011. Intel is working to join Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM) in this lucrative market.

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Awwwwwe, It's gunna be our companion :D If it pees im making my husband clean up after it then sending it to the pound.

September 17 2010 at 7:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

would it hurt its feelings if i droped it off a cliff

September 17 2010 at 5:28 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

It's time we the people kill the robots! We the people against the robots! It's now or never!

September 17 2010 at 2:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

That's what human beings exist for, to read emotions. Phones should not have this ability. People should not look at their phones as their friends. People nowadays are acting more like robots and robots are acting more like people. This should not be the case! The Unabomber was right! We have to reject this sort of technology before it takes over our lives! Lastly, I'm smart because I DON'T OWN A SMARTPHONE AND DON'T WANT TO EITHER! I'm not a phoney like people who own these miserable things!

September 17 2010 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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September 17 2010 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phil Morris

September 17 2010 at 8:28 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

The society that wishes to control its masses provides devices that act as a medium between the individual and the state. Americans have increasingly become less social and empathetic, prefering to text rather than talk, even though the other person may be in the same room. When cell phones and calculators are allowed in school classes, who is listening to a teacher and what is being actually learned?

September 17 2010 at 8:27 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

In this society where increased surveilance of citizenry is on the rise, having a cell phone that can monitor your moods opens some dark doors at the bottom of a very slippery slope. Has it occured to anybody that the only real technology advancements have been in personal devices where our deepest thoughts and actions are expressed through speech and texting, -- are also recorded! If you are not familiar with the NSAs "Echelon" program where cell phone conversations are randomly analysed and flaged when certain words are automatically detected, need to consider this. Would you really want a computer to know what you are thinking and, depending on your mood, what actions you might take? If you wish to down play conspiracies, go ahead while reminding yourself of the possibilities of why these devices are available now

September 17 2010 at 8:13 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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September 17 2010 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What ever happened to having a real person as a companion?

September 17 2010 at 8:10 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
hi bev

This is just plain dumb

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